Elias | April 3rd, 2012
The security and intelligence chief of the ruling Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, Getachew Assefa, is reportedly suffering from sever depression.
Getachew, who is a central committee member of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and head of the notorious criminal organization that operates under the name, “Ethiopian Intelligence and Security Service (ENISS),” is also having a deteriorating relationship with Meles Zenawi because of the increasing power of his deputy, Esayas Woldegiorgis, in the organization, a reliable source inside the TPLF informed Ethiopian Review’s Intelligence Unit.
Esayas, who is half Eritrean like Meles Zenawi, is now the de facto head of the ENISS, and that Getachew is looking for a way out, according to Ethiopian Review sources.]
Our sources added that Getachew Assefa’s phones have been tapped by Debretsion Gebremichael, former TPLF assassin and current head of the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation.
Analysts who are knowledgeable about the inner workingsof TPLF told Ethiopia Review that after Meles Zenawi consolidated his power by turning TPLF into a one-man show, resentment has spread in the TPLF rank, forcing him to surround himself with half-Eritreans and Tigreans from the Adwa awraja whom he trusts more.